The 18km DUKE, an acronym for the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway, forms the vital missing link in the Kuala Lumpur Road Master Plan, joining Jalan Duta in the west to Ampang in the east (North Western and North Eastern parts of Kuala Lumpur), and to the East Coast via the Karak Link.
Designed to cater for 120,000 vehicles per day, the Expressway will offer an attracitve alternative route for residents in the Klang Valley, especially for those travelling from east to west and vice versa and for those heading towards the city centre.
More than just improving connectivity, DUKE also disperses traffic from the city towards various suburban areas through multiple entry and exit points at major radial intersections.
With DUKE, motorists are able to travel from one end of KL to other parts in minutes, bypassing high traffic areas such as Lebuhraya Mahameru, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang.
Interchanges and Ramps
The Expressway operates an open toll system at its three toll plazas located at Batu, Sentul Pasar and Ayer Panas, with a fixed toll rate depending on the class of vehicle.
With 46% of the Expressway alignment toll-free, users can plan their journey using the 7 interchanges and 5 ramps to get to their respective destinations. There are 7 DUKE interchanges and 5 ramps as follow:
- Duta Interchange
- Kuching Interchange
- Sentul Pasar Interchange
- Setiawangsa Interchange
- Hillview Interchange
- Bandar Dalam Interchange
- Greenwood Interchange
- Sentul Ramp
- Jalan Pahang Ramp
- Jalan Semarak Ramp
- Jalan 37/56 Ramp
- Ayer Jernih Ramp
Facilities and Services
- Dual 4 lanes between Duta Interchange and Kuching Interchange
- Dual 3 lanes for the remaining stretch of DUKE
- Counter Sales Systems (POS) available at Ayer Panas Plaza Toll and Batu Plaza Toll.
- Cash lanes are lanes wide mode where users can pay by cash or card using the Touch ‘n Go.
- Touch ‘n Go lane.
- Smart TAG lane.
- Control and Monitoring System Traffic 24 hours (TCSS).
- DUKE highway patrol 24 hours
- Toll plazas with carpark facilities, toilets, surau and rest areas
- Variable Message System (VMS)
- Closed Circuit Television System
- Integrated Management Information System
- Traffic Surveillance and Traffic Control Services
- Pedestrian and Motorcyle Bridges
There are total of 3 toll plazas operating 24 hours on a open-toll system. The toll plazas are located as follow:
|No||Toll Plaza||Toll Lanes|
|1||Batu Toll Plaza||8 mixed lanes, 2 Touch n Go lanes, 2 Smart Tag lanes|
|2||Sentul Pasar Toll Plaza||3 mixed lanes, 2 Touch n Go lanes, 1 Smart Tag lane|
|3||Ayer Panas Toll Plaza||5 mixed lanes, 2 Touch n Go lanes, 2 Smart Tag lanes|
The Batu Toll Plaza has Point of Sale (POS) for purchase of SMART TAG devices and Touch ? Go cards.
The approved toll rates by the government for DUKE is listed below:
|Class 0 – Motocycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels .||Free|
|Class 1 – Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis||2.50|
|Class 2 – Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses||3.80|
|Class 3 – Vehicles with 3 or more axles||5.00|
|Class 4 – Taxis||1.30|
|Class 5 – Buses||1.30|
|Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE)|
|Length||18.0 km (11.2 mi)|
|Existed||2006 – present|
|History||Completed in 2009|
|From||Jalan Duta Interchange on North-South Expressway (PLUS) Northern Route|
|New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE)|
|Kuala Lumpur-Rawang Highway|
|Genting Klang-Pahang Highway|
|Jalan Kampung Bandar Dalam|
|Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra (Jalan Semarak)|
|Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2)|
|To||Taman Hillview Interchange near Ulu Klang on Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2)|
Contact DUKE Management
|Konsortium Lebuhraya Utara-Timur (KL) Sdn. Bhd. (KESTURI)|
|Address||Toll Plaza Batu, KM 3.0 Lebuhraya Duta-Ulu Kelang (DUKE), Off Jalan Kuching, 51200 Kuala Lumpur|